The Northrop F-5 Enthusiast Page


Please note that this page is written by enthusiasts without connection to any authority. This material is being kept for historical purposes only; is being updated as additional information is available. It may contain broken links.

                                                    
                                                      Brazilian Northrop F-5E 4858 at Florianopolis on 16-08-05 with special colours, 58 years
                                           1°Esquadrao/
14° Grupo de Aviaçao at Florianopolis on 16-08-05.
           Photo: Juliano Damasio - AIRFLN

The Northrop Freedom Fighters and Tigers are becoming an extinguishig specy. It is therefore that this site wishes to provide an in-depth view of the Northrop F-5 in its various versions operated by all Air Forces and
civilian organisations, mainly from the historian point of view. Thousands of additional photos of the aircraft are available in the Internet!

Very few technical details are included. Information comes from official and, mainly, non-official sources.
Local/USA serials/construction numbers of aircrafts operated by the various Air Forces and their Units are shown.
See the "Page Information" for further explanation of details, use of all Air Forces is also included.
Additional information of each unit operation are given, inclusive pictures and Squadron badges; information, where available, is added as soon as available. Please visit the site regurarely.
Data written in blue are subject to confirmation. Date of latest Air Forces updates (see below) and information details  (in each page) are written in green.

Limited photo credit is given to the respective authors (only where known, as original medium was unreadable after virus attack). Please advice the site master if you are the author of an unknown one and this will promptly
inserted or advice if it must be deleted. Size and quality are not always as desired due to the rarety of the subject.

Latest updates; underlined are the most recents ones

Northrop N-156 Family program
03-12-20 - Production - Northrop Freedom Fighter 12-11-21 / Development/Production  -  Northrop Tiger 12-11-21 / Aircrafts produced - tested by USAF 12-11-21

Air Forces
Austria: 23-08-21 / Bahrain: 29-03-18 / Botswana: 04-10-19 / Brazil: General information 18-11-21 - units 30-11-20 - Operations 17-07-21 - Colours 30-11-20 - Upgrades 09-12-20
Canada: 
general information 05-02-18  - units - 03-04-19 - operations/colours - 05-04-19 / Chile: 31-07-21 / China see Taiwan / Civilian operators: 28-07-21 / Egypt: 22-11-12 / Ethiopia: 20-07-20
Greece: 19-09-21 / Honduras: 09-10-19 / Iran: - imperial 29-11-20 - islamic Republic 10-02-20 - units 10-02-20 - Upgrades 10-02-20 / Jordan: 04-04-17 / Kenya: 27-05-19
Korea
: general information 24-01-21 - units -  24-01-21 - operations/excercises/preserved 21-01-21 / Libya: 02-09-13 / Malaysia: 15-12-20 / Mexico: 29-10-21 / Morocco: 15-11-20
Netherlands
:
general information 15-11-20 - units/operations 01-11-21 - aerobatic teams 04-02-21 / Norway: general information 18-05-20 - units/operations 18-01-21 / Pakistan :20-07-20 / Philippines: 03-05-21
Saudi Arabia: general information 11-11-19Units/operations 15-04-21 - operations / Singapore: general information 05-04-18 - units/operations 20-10-20 / Soviet Union: 02-10-20
Spain: general information 19-11-20 - units 30-07-18 - operations 20-04-19 / Sudan: 22-11-12 / Switzerland: general information 08-01-21 - units 24-04-19 - Operations 08-07-20 -
Taiwan/China: general information 18-11-21 - units 06-01-21 / Thailand: general information 04-04-17 - units 24-05-18 - operations/excercises 25-02-21 - colours 11-04-13 / Tunisia: 01-11-21
Turkey: general information 01-11-21  - units 18-09-13 - operations/excercises - 18-09-13 - aerobatic teams - 18-09-13

USAF: general information 21-08-16  - foreign pilots training 21-08-16 - Vietnam operations 22-11-20 - dissimilar training  22-11-20 / US Navy general information 28-06-21 - units  28-06-21 / US Marines: 29-09-17

Venezuela
general information 21-10-21 / Vietnam South: general information 27-07-17  - order of BattleUnits 18-09-13 / Vietnam North 18-04-17 / Yemen general information 11-07-17

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